20 January 2009

This Land is Your Land

I don't have HBO, but Amy Goodman this morning rebroadcast Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen leading 300,000 people singing This Land is Your Land on Sunday. Tears streamed down my cheeks to see the hope of the people expressed.

Pete Seeger included the rarely heard verses:

In the squares of the city, in the shadow of the steeple,
By the relief office, I seen my people;
As they stood there hungry, I stood there askin'
Is this land made for you and me?

There was a big high wall there that tried to stop me;
A sign was painted, it said 'private property;'
But on the back side it didn't say nothin';
That side was made for you and me.

Nobody livin' can ever stop me,
As I go walkin' that freedom highway;
Nobody livin' can make me turn back
This land was made for you and me.


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